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post #16 of 24
subdivisions and apartments here are very strict about no soliciting. I would check you local regulations before hanging things on peoples door knobs.

The cookies might get tossed uneaten. I would just attach a little flyer or card to your normal treatbag that you hand out.
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post #17 of 24
Well if you're going to sell the cookies as usual, how about including a coupon for some % off the purchase of a specialty cake? Be sure to include an expiration date or something so people will feel the urge to use it before it expires...otherwise it might get tossed aside and forgotten.
post #18 of 24
Oh, well since you already know your neighbourhood, then that is a good idea. Hhmn, what about a birthday cake cookie, with your flyer attached? Hhmn, you could have a temporary coupon for so much off cakes, to get people interested.
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post #19 of 24
If you know your neighbours that well, and you've sold cookies to them before, then I would say, go for it. If it's not too expensive, I'll try to put it in a small card with some magnet on the back, so that they can put it on the fridge, and it would be right there when they want it. Just my opinion.
post #20 of 24
Melodyscakes,

Here is an idea --

If you've gone to the trouble of getting licensed, instead of putting a sign in your yard and risking getting your neighbors in an uproar, why don't you get some signage for your car? There are lots of places that can do like the magnet ones for the door or you can get nice window ones made. That way, everywhere you go, you get your name out and you don't bother anybody. People always have pens in their cars so they can write down your info or they plug it directly into their phones. If I ever get licensed, that's what I am going to do, but I don't see that happening any time soon.

Like I said, just a thought.
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post #21 of 24
Melody!
First, congratulations on your 'almost license'!

Second, if your neighbors are already in love with your cookies, I say give them a coupon to redeem on their next order. icon_smile.gif I agree with Lemondrop, get some of the magnets made for the back of business cards (you can find them at Office Max, etc), laminate your cards and put the magnetic backing on. That way, your customers always have your name and number handy, in the room where they most often think about food! (The kitchen of course. LOL)

Good luck!!
Beth
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post #22 of 24
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thank you guys for all your input!!!!
now, i've got to go make some cookies!
melody
post #23 of 24
thumbs_up.gif Good luck and congratulations on your almost licensing!
Let us know what you decide to do.
post #24 of 24
Something that I have done and it really helps -- give a free cake to your bank. Most banks nowadays have coffee set up in their welcome area. It's just a way to get your name out to the bank for their occasions and also to their customers. BTW -- the bank loved it!!!
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